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to what may be a photo finish. >>> has the politics of the race shifted after hurricane sandy's devastating effects along the east coast? >> an entire region remains crippled and hurting tonight. >> the credit on the scene of disaster in new jersey, and gets high marks from a political foe. >> the president has been all over this, and he deserves great credit. >> what more should the federal government do to get life back to normal in the storm zone? and should more attention be paid to a changing climate impact on the severity of these storms >>> plus, the final sprint of the campaign. can the president's midwestern firewall hold in mitt romney's efforts to expand the battleground map? we cover it all this morning with the architect of the president's re-election campaign, white house senior adviser david plouffe. and majority leader of the house, republican congressman from battleground virginia eric cantor. >>> also, our new head-to-head numbers in our poll and a primer on each side's path to 270. our political director chuck todd. >>> and then what issues mattered most in
, and new jersey still dealing with the devastating effects of hurricane sandy. nearly a week later, long gas lines, electricity still out for two million, and of course falling temperatures now. we've got it all covered this morning. to start things off, we have our final nbc news/"wall street journal" predetection poll numbers. let's go right to our political director chuck todd in his command center with the latest snapshot. >> good morning, david. let me show you the numbers. 48 for the president, 47 for mitt romney. slight gender gap advantage for the president. he leads by eight among women. mitt romney leads by seven among men. what's interesting about the figure is it is the exact final number from the poll from 2004 with bush when he was at 48% and john kerry was at 47%. one of the reasons for the slight uptick for the president, remember we had them at 47-47 two weeks ago. look at this job approval on the handling of sandy. 68% approve. 15% disapprove. we haven't seen numbers like this for a single event for the president in his handling of an event since bin laden. >> you were
that magic number. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. one week since hurricane sandy and many victims saying they will get to the polls, come hell or high water. or in this case, both. but where will their polling places be? the scramble on the east coast ahead. >> this morning stephanie cutter from the obama campaign is going to be joining us, pennsylvania senator pat toomey is our guest, maryland congressman chris van hollen will be with us. arizona senator john mccain, the former white house press secretary bill burton and former treasury secretary larry summers all joining us this morning. and former mccain campaign adviser mark mckinney is with us. it's monday, november 5th, and a special edition of "starting point" live from the nation's capital begins right now. welcome, everybody. in 24 hours the campaign promises and those commercials finally stop and the american people will pick a president. this morning, a brand-new cnn/orc poll of likely voters have mitt romney and president obama in a dead heat, 49% apiece. both candidates are canvassing the critical swing states on this final
in pennsylvania look like mr. mitt romney regained the momentum that was stalled with sandy and could do well. >> gretchen: one of the things people have say . is it important to go negative or stay positive. you have done your negative advertising and more important to speak about america in general and the great nation that we are and vote patriotism or get the jabs. the president got in one word that republicans have latched on to right now. they played -- we'll play the sound bite and then mitt romney will respond. the word is "revenge". >> at the time the republican congress and a senate candidate by the name of mitt romney. no, no, no. don't boo, vote. vote. voting is the best revenge. >> yesterday president obama asked his supporters to vote for revenge. for revenge. instead i ask the american people to vote for love of country. >> you know when you lookk right there. you can see mitt romney looks very presidential and you lookk at the president of the united states and his much talked about likeability wearing thin. >> brian: it is a dead heat in the voting right now. meanwhile charle
. >> at least i got you talking about sandy. let's go to the news. on the eve of the presidential election -- today marks one full week since the hurricane came ashore. and the hurricane, at least at this point, killed at least 110 people. leaving a path of destruction that reshaped entire stretches of the northeast coastline. the cover of "new york" magazine shows the breadth of the impact on manhattan alone. much of the southern half of the island in pitch black. this morning nearly 1 million people in new jersey remain without power or heat. as overnight temperatures dip near freezing. as cold weather sets in, new york city mayor michael bloomberg says as many as 40,000 people may need to find new places to live. that is a daunting task for a city known for its already tight housing market. the announcement set up the potential return of fema trailers like those used in the wake of hurricane katrina. gas lines hours long stretched through the weekend across the tri-state area. in some cases stations are now using gas-powered generators to pump the fuel out of the ground. new york govern
will start to give states like ohio coverage. now to the aftermath of the superstorm sandy. and the newly canceled new york city marathon. dozens of generators, warm blankets, and food were reportedly left sitting there in central park, helping no one. this is happening when storm victims were reportedly freezing and going hungry. trace gallagher has an update. reporter: part of bloomberg's reason to go through with the new york city marathon, people complained that it would divert resources from those who desperately need them. when the race was canceled, the supplies -- they just sat there. they are still sitting there. not just the badly needed generators, but tens of thousands of mylar space wickens, jackets, bottled water that is desperately needed in a lot of areas. security crew say the reason the supplies cannot be moved is because there was an impromptu race that they could not push the runners out of the way there. the race organizers have not officially said why the supplies have not moved. we e-mail the mayor's office and no response on that. but the city did say that some of
days -- to deal with hurricane sandy and he was praised for your that. why did he decide to go campaigning in las vegas within hours after four americans were killed in benghazi, in a terror attack. >> chris, as i said, immediately when word of the attack came, the president was meeting with his top national security folks, talking to them, well into the night. he was in touch with them, during the day, as -- during the next day as well. so, there is no question about the fact that he was focused on this. >> chris: but, why did he feel he could campaign within hours after a terror attack? >> well, everything... everything was put in motion, that he could put in motion, everything, every conversation that needed to be had was being had between him and his top national security officials. >> chris: let's turn to the election. here's the latest real clear politics map based on an average of recent polls. let's put it up on the screen. it shows states solid or leading obama and we put them all in blue with 201 electoral votes, states solid and leaning romney in red, 191 votes and 1
's to -- what to expect from both candid it's as that day approaches. hurricane sandy aftermath. five days and, and tempers are flaring. frustration is building as gas lines grow longer and longer and longer. grocery store shelves are going bare, and s.i. is growing desperate. the balance of power, governor romney callfor change and bipartisanship in the nation's capital. who will actually control the senate and the house? we take that up in tonight's choctaw. lou: the final jobs report before the presidential election showing little progress made during the president's first term. we will take that up with former congressional budget office director, douglas holds a can in just moments. in that the moneyline, the economy created 171,000 at jobs last month, good, but not good enough. the unemployment rate rising. concern on wall street about economic growth coupled with anxiety about an election that is now four days away, pushing stock prices lower on the day, the dow down 139 points, nasdaq down 38, s&p lost 13. a broad based sell-off, declining stocks, leading advancers by about 2-1. volume
sandy hit the east coast. they went back into the field late last week and they will finish polling tonight and release it tomorrow. see what the likely voter number says among gallup. when we last saw it, i believe it was four points at 51-47 and we will see where that is. >> sean: do you you think sandy had impact? i guess we will find out in the gallup poll because governor romney was 50% for 15, 16 days in a row before they stopped. interestingly there was a moment where i think the president got a little momentum because he went in and looked all presidential. if you look at long island and new jersey and new york if you want to get gasoline, it is four hours wait. people without electricity. people freezing. no -- really no government presence. >> and look, american people are seeing this. we are likely to -- it took a couple of days to bake in the positive. it will take a couple of days to bake in the negative. >> sean: may not show up in the polling before the election. >> it will be there and whatever minor advantage he received will be washed away. the biggest advantage he
obama should be re-elected is this. things got better. he did remarkable job with hurricane sandy. if he wins it's a combination of bill clinton and sandy and early voting. it's important. continuity is important. romney may be a nice guy. some record managing a company. which does things i wouldn't do. but the fact is -- >> dana: capitalism? >> bob: i thought i was told nobody would interrupt. >> dana: sorry. >> bob: i was told nobody would interrupt. >> kimberly: call your lawyer. >> greg: give him his time. he is right. >> bob: the show started and it went like this. nobody interrupt when talking. i made a comment and i have two interruptions. okay. the last thing i'll say everybody particularly friends around this table should go back to school to understand what socialism means. oh, i see. excuse me. >> eric: i can't make nois noises? >> bob: i won't say anything else. >> greg: i want you to finish. you have tone dure my mow know logs. >> bob: endure you monologues? >> greg: you listen to me. >> bob: i have to listen to everybody. i think obama is a good president to get better and
.0 for obama. see what the gallup says tomorrow. it has been out of commission since sandy hit the east coast. they will finish the polling tonight release it tomorrow. see what the mriekly voter number says among gallup. the last we saw was four points 51-47. we will see where that is. >> you think sandy had an impact. we will find out in the gallup poll. romney was 15 percent for 15, 16 days in a row before they stopped. interestingly there was this moment where the president got momentum because he looked presidential. if you look at long island, new jersey and new york if you want to get gasoline it is four-hours wait. people without electricity people freezing. really know governmental presence. >> the american people are seeing this. a took a couple days to wabake the positive. whatever minor advantage he received during it will be washed away. the biggest advantage he had was intangible. it took attention away from the campaign and discussion from debt and deficits and spending and joblessness and anemic growth. >> talking about revenge verses how governor romney asking to do what's be
, especially in key battlegrounds. >> let me bring you in. we talked about a bump after hurricane sandy, the image of president obama with governor christie. according to our first read team, they say if there's a bump it's a bump in obama's direction. the caveat for team obama, al gore in 2000 and gerald ford in '76 had the momentum and ended up losing. both were representing incumbent party. what do you make if any of any comparisons there? >> i think what people liked to see last week in the midst of hurricane sandy was the most port zan of republicans, the man who delivered the keynote address at the convention working with the incumbent president, who is the democratic standard bearer. that's what people most want. when i had the opportunity to sit down the president recently, the first question i asked was about polarization. what are you prepared to do to get things done and to compromise, regardless of where the blame lies, for that which has taken place up until now? that's why i think it struck a chord. >> let's talk about the things we're seeing and getting a lot of people on
is making a late push in tight states. scott, big hear from sandy, texas. how concerned are you about the electoral system? caller: i believe that we will be able to overcome the lying and cheating of the democrats. they are going to cheat. they are going to have voter fraud, there is no doubt about it. one of the best indicators of that is their opposition to the picture id. they are going to cheat, they are going to live, they will claim that the ends justify the means, that lying is acceptable as long as you advance the cause. we are just going to have to overcome that, and we will. host: let's look more at the governor romney visit to pennsylvania. postal let's listen to some of the mitt romney closing arguments -- host: let's listen to some of the mitt romney closing arguments in morris hill, pennsylvania. [video clip] >> we have journeyed far and wide for america's future. now we are almost home. one final push will get us there. we have many long days, short nights, and now we are close. the door to a brighter future is there, open, and waiting for us. i need your vote, your wo
. president obama didn't [ bleep ] the response to sandy as romney might have hoped. he made him seem like the tiny, insignificant rich [ bleep ] that he is. even chris christie has decided he's sick of him and tossed him under the 2016 bus. you're right. it looked like a hostage video. yeah sure, yeah. >> i said i was going to vote for him. i'm going to vote for him. all right. president obama knows i'm going to vote for romney, wink, wink. >> prove i didn't vote for him right? >> stephanie: off mic, he says they can't see me in the booth right? i'm telling you right now -- [ buzzer ] i'm telling you right now he's voting for president obama. i just know it. >> he's voted for president obama because he needs obama to win so he can run in 2016. that's where it is. it is going to be christie 2016 and the other thing that annoys me about christie is i wish we had somebody like him on our side. >> stephanie: well, we did the past couple of weeks. >> but you know -- >> talk talking. >> a couple of weeks of it is
't a conservative say, this works? legitimate question, especially in the aftermath of sandy. we had an article in "the new york times" that big storms require big government. i have a brother there right now who weathered out the storm. he has his own generator. he is not a survivalist. he's a pilot with delta air lines, who ordinarily tells me, you are an idiot libertarian. anybody who does not vote for obama is a racist, etc. in the last couple of days, he has been ranting about how nobody is allowed back on the island. all of the people who evacuated -- this is a great example of setting up perverse incentives. next time, when they tell you to evacuate, you would be a fool to do so, because it has shown after half a week, they are not letting anybody back on the island. he is ranting. the government needs to get out of our way, let people back on the island. who is better at bringing themselves back from a disaster than the people who actually live there and have homes there and operate businesses there? the jury is out on sandy and thethe governor of new jersey is in a fight with the mayor
wins tomorrow it's only because of hurricane sandy. i started to hear republicans say we had the momentum last week and it stalled and the race froze in place. you've looked at numbers closely. is there anything to that argument? >> i think that you can say there's a tick up in obama's standing in the polls since the hurricane. his number rs were on the rise since october. look at the polls in ohio conducted immediately before the hurricane. a wave of them were ahead by 2 to 5 points like they show now, and maybe he's better in the blue states as a result. twhae that wasn't going to decide the election. >> nate, i want to talk about what the electorate is like lick to look like tomorrow night. back in 2008, 74% of the lakt rate was white people. the obama campaign is counting on it at 74% or lower. the romney campaign banks on it at 74% or higher. what do you see? are white folks trends downwards in terms of the overall% of the electorate they make up? what dupree district court for foam night? >> the first thing that's important is whatever the answer is, it doesn't influenc
thinks also about the recovery from hurricane sandy, an element in all of this to some extent. bill: also, how is the house speaker doing these days? john boehner, i met with him as he barn storms across ohio, the final weekend, last minute get-out-the-vote effort for governor romney. what he predicts for the house, what he predicts for his home state. >> mitt is the guy who understands how to create jobs. he also understands what big government can do to stifle job creation in our country. he is the perfect man at the perfect time to get america back to work. >> perfect man? >> perfect man. no question. [ male announcer ] when was the last time something made your jaw drop? campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medic
at cspan.org. >> we're going to >> in response to hurricane sandy you will hear from fema administrator and we are joined by h.u.d, secretary and red cross senior v.p. for disaster services. following remarks we will be taking questions from reporters. we will take one question per person and with that i turn it over to the administrator. >> good afternoon. the response is i think if you get in some of the areas where storm surge was people had significant flood damage in their homes and the impact is reflected in our current registrations for assistance over 217,000 have registered and over right now we're at about $199 million in assistance has already been provided t. bulk of that $1993 million in housing and $6 million for eligible cost. and the numbers we expect to don't go up as people are able to get registered and get the assistance. but this also shows why it's going to take a strong federal partnership and state local government to address the homes damaged. as power comes on it's becoming clear for many people the longer term issues will be rebuilding and repairing their home
the last week or so since hurricane sandy incentive -- it affected parts of cleveland as well, i went to a church this morning. they told us the pastor he talked about the damage done. i tell you what. one of the things from the day before the storm hit, the president i would get on the line with a conference call with all the governors in the affected states, from my state of delaware, and with the mayors as well. with all of our team, the secretary of defense. the fema director and the entire team. my mom used to say out of everything bad something good will happen. what i took away from this last week was the incredible amount of cooperation just between democrats and republicans. my governor is a democrat. he is on the line and he is talking to governor chris christie. he is saying we got hit in delaware. you got hit worse than we did. we will send you some of our cherry pickers to put up the electricity. that was the nature of the conversation. i was proud. i was elected without is a 29 year old kid. that is how it used to be. we used to always work together. that is the way it u
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